Celebrity scientist Bill Nye believes humanity can “invent” its way out of climate change.
Nye’s new book, Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, debuted on Tuesday and describes advances that can undo the damage done to the environment by greenhouse gases.
One of his theories includes bigger, better, and more efficient batteries, which could store larger amounts of electricity and produce less waste. Another, the use of microbubbles — similar to the “shade balls” used in California reservoirs to prevent water loss during the drought — to make lakes and ponds reflect sunlight back into space and cool the planet.
Nye also argues that electric, self-driving cars could cut air pollution on the roads — and serve as power sources at home.
“My goal is to change the world!” Nye told Salon. “We’ve got to go into this knowing we have a hard challenge but that we’re going to win this fight, and we’re going to save the earth for humanity.”
Known for popularizing science for laymen and teaching a generation of American kids about science through his television show, “Bill Nye, the Science Guy,” Nye has concentrated his focus in recent years on calling attention to climate change and possible solutions.
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